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El Japonez

$$ - $$$
Santa Fe
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Juan Salvador Agraz #37 | Santa Fe, Mexico City 05109, Mexico
1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Sat 1:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I really love the appetizer they have which is the fried broccoli. I'll bet kids would definitely eat their veggies if moms prepared this! I ate a delicious sashimi combo with steamed rice. Would recommend.

Thank Maria G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I thought it was going to be better.... The place is very noisy. They had really good music but we could bearly listen to it. The food was fair. And the service was not so good. I think the waiters did the best they could but need capacitation. Sorry !!!!

Thank Cecilia L
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

This location is our favorite, apart from the view and the lovely atmosphere the food quality is better than other locations. The sake choices are good and the sushi is quite unique.

Thank Sofia T
Queretaro, Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Not bad food, but not really Japanese cuisine. Trust me, I'm Japanese. The quality of the ingredients is very good, but it's just another tropicalized Japanese food restaurant as many others in Mexico. Great disappointment...

Thank Katsu W
New York City, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

Excellent sushi. I've been to Tokyo, and while I recommend they get toro on their menu, they did have a wonderful selection otherwise. I speak terrible Spanish and they even got my order right all in English over the phone. Well done!

Thank dailymarauder
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Terrible sushi. Not even the rice was sushi rice. Flavors were not original and not even a good fusion place. Service was ok.

Thank KPDX1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

It's the second time I go/order there and it's the last time I'll do it. It took 2 hours to deliver the order and we're literally 300meters down the street. It's not real Japanese food/sushi, actually if I accept this definition it's the worst I ever tried. The sushi's rice is very compacted, there's cheese cream in a lot of... More 

Thank Xavier C
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Japanese food. Very nice location service is excellent. The restaurant is always busy and this means that the food is always fresh.

Thank eduardops60
Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is one of our favourite date night spots. My girlfriend and I always discuss what we want to eat when finishing our classes. Nothing relaxes us more than sitting by the ceiling to floor glass windows looking out at the metropolitan view of Santa Fe. The service is great, nothing overly impressive but definitely up to par. Never have... More 

Thank Gregcbn
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120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015

NIce jap food, a little bit mor expensive that it should be. The japonez at condesa area is just small but the Santa Fe one has room for everyone

Thank Juan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan Salvador Agraz #37 | Santa Fe, Mexico City 05109, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Santa Fe
  • Neighborhood: Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 525552922547
About El JaponezIn 2003, El Japonez is born with the purpose of creating a moden concept of Japanese Cuisine, which combined excelent quality in its ingredients and great service for a affordable price.In Japonez, we select the most fresh ingredients daily from a selection of markets, we then give this fresh ingredients to our experts chefs to create unique signature dishes, for which we are well known for.AtmosphereAll of us which form El Japonez are aware and convinced that every visit to our restaurant is unique.part of our pride is our atmosphere, where architecture,lighting, music, our spectacular teppanyaki tables come along in armony to create a completely innovative experience.in El Japonez we are part and witness of unique and important moments of our clients life, like the creation of new buisness, romances,parties or just unforgettable moments with friends and familly; That's why we don't just offer a unique atmosphere, buy memories that will last forever.KON-NICHIWA!

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